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1980s Schecter HH S-Style Superstrat, Flame Top Trans Blue w/ Case


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Up for sale, a circa 1980s Schecter HH Superstrat In perfect working order. An extremely rare instrument with very little available in terms of documentation, this premium Schecter HH Superstrat features an alder body, bound and deeply figured two-piece flame maple top, and a birdseye maple neck capped with a thick slab ebony fretboard. Acoustically, this guitar is articulate and balanced, with the glassy immediacy of the ebony fingerboard and maple top. The USA-made Schecter humbuckers are punchy and harmonically complex with rich midrange, tight low end, and cutting highs. This Schecter weighs 7lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and spot-on intonation.

The birdseye maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with robust shoulders, measuring .820” deep at the 1st fret and .915” at the 12th. The thick slab ebony fretboard has a 12” radius and retains the stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have their full factory height with well-rounded crowns, showing light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-9. This guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. On the headstock, the gold “Schecter Deluxe” double-line Kluson-style tuners turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch, with a light dusting of patina.

All of the electronics work as intended, with the USA-made humbuckers wired to a harness with two upgraded 500k CTS pots and a couple upgraded tone capacitors (SoZo and Sprague). Controls include a three-way pickup selector switch and Volume/Tone/Tone knobs. Hardware includes brass pickup rings and the Strat-style vibrato which engages smoothly.

The gloss Trans Blue finish highlights the flame figuring across the two-piece maple cap, framed by cream binding. Cosmetic wear includes a patch of buckle rash central to the upper bout on the back and some dings and light finish scratches on the body as a whole. The satin finish on the neck profile is clean and smooth, with some minor wear through the finish on the fretboard edges  behind frets 7-14, imperceptible to the palm while fretting.

A hardshell case is included.